S’more End-of-Summer Insights to Get Your Southeast Michigan Real Estate Sold

Posted in Southeast Michigan Real Estate by Michigan Real Estate Expert on September 13th, 2012

Summer is drawing quickly to a close. That means you need do some serious evaluating in order to take advantage of the rest of the season’s long daylight hours and get your Southeast Michigan real estate sold. While it might be the last thing on your to-do list, it’ll be worth it in the end.

So before you can spend the evening catching fireflies and roasting marshmallows, buckle down and get s’more work done on your Southeast Michigan real estate. Below are five ways you can prepare your home and yourself for the big sale!

  1. Host a block-party barbecue. People in the neighborhood are a great way to market your home. Host a party to tell them your plans and allow them to see your home. If they have a friend they want to move nearby, they might just sell your house for you.
  2. Make your yard memorable. Summer is the ideal time to spruce up your curb appeal and have it making a good first impression for your home.
  3. Repair the roof. This can be a big expense, but it is also one of the first things that home inspectors note. If it needs repairs, do it now. If you don’t, it could cost you more money in the long run when it comes time for closing negotiations.
  4. Eliminate odors. Buyers want to imagine themselves living in the home, not how they’re going to get the summer-intensified smell of your pet out of the carpet.
  5. Know your minimum price. You need to prepare yourself for the numbers game. Do your research using comparables and determine what your house will most likely go for and what you’re willing to accept.

Use what’s left of summer to make your home stand out from the rest! You’ll sell quickly and can start looking forward to next summer break in a new home — maybe one with a pool.

If you’re thinking about selling your Southeast Michigan real estate and would like more tips on how to get it ready, please call me at 248-514-2640 or email me at info@NorthWoodwardHomes.com for more information.

Lee Morof
Associate Broker/Certified Distressed Property Expert/Attorney Lee Morof 
RE/MAX Showcase Homes, Birmingham, Michigan

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